About Face Off


In this competition/elimination series, special effects make-up artists participate in elaborate challenges for a grand prize and the honor of being Hollywood's next great effects artist.

Catch Up On Past Seasons

Season 1

Aired Jan 26, 2011 - Mar 16, 2011

Welcome to Face Off! Here's where it all started, with 12 artists and eight episodes.

Season 2

Aired Jan 11, 2012 - Mar 14, 2012

The second season of Face Off featured guest appearances by makeup legend Tom Savini, Star Trek alum LeVar Burton and Beetlejuice and Home Alone star Catherine O'Hara. 

Season 3

Aired Aug 21, 2012 - Oct 31, 2012

The third season of Face Off featured a finale in which the artists were voted on by the public during a live broadcast on Halloween 2012.

Season 4

Aired Jan 15, 2013 - Mar 26, 2013

The fourth season of Face Off featured guest appearances by actor John Rhys-Davies, Jack the Giant Slayer and X-Men director Bryan Singer and The Terminator and Aliens producer Gale Anne Hurd.

Season 5

Aired Aug 13, 2013 - Nov 05, 2013

The fifth season of Face Off featured eight prior artists ('Veterans') competing against eight new artists ('Rookies').

Season 6

Aired Jan 14, 2014 - Apr 22, 2014

The sixth season of Face Off featured special appearances by The Mummy director Stephen Sommers, Paranormal Activity director Oren Peli, Underworld director Len Wiseman and creature performer Doug Jones.

Season 7

Aired Jul 22, 2014 - Oct 28, 2014

The seventh season of Face Off had a theme of 'Life and Death' ... and a Sudden Death Challenge in which it was revealed that the artists' first challenge was actually their final audition to be on the show. Oh, and there was a Judge Match, too!

Season 8

Aired Jan 13, 2015 - Apr 14, 2015

The eighth season of Face Off featured the Return of the Champions: Rayce (Season 2), Anthony (Season 4) and Laura (Season 5), who served as coaches to the new artists.

Season 9

Aired Jul 28, 2015 - Oct 27, 2015

The ninth season of Face Off brought some of the most difficult challenges yet ... including the now-infamous Gauntlet.

Season 10

Aired Jan 13, 2016 - Apr 13, 2016

Season 10 brings a whole new group of artists, guest judges, daunting challenges ... and the return of The Gauntlet.

Season 11

Aired Jan 24, 2017 - Apr 25, 2017
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The eleventh season features the All-Stars, a group of artists who have competed in previous seasons of Face Off.

Season 12

Aired Jun 13, 2017 - Aug 22, 2017
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Face Off is shaking things up by dividing the artists into two design shops that must compete against each other in each challenge!

Season 13

Aired Jun 05, 2018 - Aug 07, 2018

The most talented artists from Season's past return for Face Off's final season: Face Off: Battle Royale.